Patola is a centuries old double Ikat weave, with its origins in Patan, the northern region of Gujarat.
Involving a very intricate and complex process of tie-dyeing on the warp and weft before weaving, this highly esteemed weave is acknowledged by connoisseurs as a traditional and ancient art that needs to be preserved and promoted.
Patola weaving requires a lot of precise mental calculations, vivid imagination, patience, undivided attention, and dexterity of the hand.
The designs and motifs found on Patan patola have remained constant for centuries. One of the main designs found is the Nari Kunjar, the elephant and gopinis. The Ratan Chowk Bhat has floral motifs in geometrical arrangements. Akhrot Bhat is walnut motifs, Popat Kunjar is parrot motifs and Mahras Bhat has motifs of dancing women. The Pan Bhat - leaf motifs - is another favourite. Animal motifs are considered particularly auspicious.
Exquisite patan with six figures
Currently, there are only three families practicing the Patola weave. One of these is the Salvi family, which is now in its 16th generation.
'Nari Kunj' - Patan Patola
Kankatala is proud to present its exclusive collection of Patan Patola sarees - the ultimate manifestation of weaving perfection in the finest of silks. These sarees take 10 months to an year to complete, with at least four skilled weavers working on them at any given time.
By buying a Patan Patola saree, you play a vital role in keeping our weaving heritage alive. And of course, you become the proud owner of an heirloom worthy treasure in six yards!!